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'RuneScape' Passes 50,000 Subscribers

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A big milestone is passed.. Today Jagex Ltd developer and operator of Java MMORPG RuneScape, celebrate passing 50,000 subscribers.

'This is a fantastic milestone to pass' says Managing Director Constant Tedder, 'I am so proud of the whole team's efforts this year to take us to this level. We believe we have a long way to go and the new version of RuneScape, going Beta on December the 1st, will surprise a few people.'

'Beyblade: Ultimate Blader Jam' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Beyblade: Ultimate Blader Jam for the Game Boy Advance has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Based on the Japanese anime sensation that has become a hit TV series and a blockbuster line of Hasbro toys, Beyblade: Ultimate Blader Jam invites legions of fans to accept a new Beyblade challenge that will encourage them to perfect their Beyblading techniques. The Beyblade phenomenon comes to Nintendo Game Boy Advance with more than 50 V-Force challenges and an amazing Beyblade adventure story. In Ultimate Blader Jam, a sinister group is out to steal Bit Beasts from the World Champion Bladebreakers. Players must defend against the mysterious force using skill, balance and endurance. Players can unlock a collection of more than 100 Beyblades, battle head-to-head in multiplayer mode, and play as Tyson, Kai and other Bladebreakers.

'HANNIBAL' Postponed To Q1 2004

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arxel Tribes official site let us know that the release of HANNIBAL THE GAME has been officialy postponed to the first quarter 2004.The game is currently under final internal approval. Official launch dates will be announced soon.

Space Empires: Starfury Modding 101!

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fresh new content for Starfury modders.. With its open ended gameplay and endless replayability gamers have embraced it as the thrilling science-fiction action RPG it is, but for many the action doesn't stop with what's contained on the CD. Space Empires: Starfury, like all of Malfador's games, caters to the mod crowd; those individuals that seek to modify a game's contents. From creating new weapons to brand new starships practically everything in the game can be modified (aka 'modded'). While modding the game doesn't require two decades of programming experience it can be a daunting task for those new to the world of modmaking. To help facilitate mod creations Aaron Hall, the mastermind behind Starfury and Space Empires, has released an invaluable reference guide to modding Starfury.

'Coliseum' - Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games and Stormcloud Creations would like to announce the release of a full- featured demo for the upcoming fantasy gladiatorial management sim, Coliseum. The demo gives players an enormous taste of what to expect in the full title to be released in December. In terms of features and gameplay elements the demo is almost exactly as the final game will be, with two exceptions. One, the game halts halfway through the fighting season, allowing players to try out twenty days of the forty-day season. Two, players cannot save the game. Other than that the demo and full game are enough alike that you'll be able to walk away with a very informed opinion of what to expect when the full game ships.

GBA Game Changer

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Radica UK Ltd - the company behind Gamester, the world's most innovative video games accessories brand and the UK's number one manufacturer of Game Boy Advance peripherals - have launched one of the most practical and innovative accessories for handheld gaming to date, allowing gamers to switch simply between three games with their GBA SP, without the need for swapping cartridges.

Konami Brings Mobile Phone Games To The U.S. Market

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Corporation announced today that it is moving forward with its plans to deliver mobile phone games to the U.S. market. Konami started providing Frogger, an action game that enjoys enormous popularity in the U.S., to a major U.S. wireless carrier, AT&T Wireless, (headquarters: U.S.A. CEO: John D. Zeglis) for its newly enhanced mobile phone content service, "mMode" in time with its relaunch on November 20, 2003 (U.S. time). mMode is AT&T Wireless' consumer internet service which has more than one million subscribers throughout the U.S. mMode offers its users e-mail, games and other entertainment services on mobile phones.

Project 3 Goes 'KULT' - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 8:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dutch publisher Project Three Interactive BV today announced it has acquired the European rights for the 3D isometric RPG "KULT". Having been in development for almost 3 years by the young and talented Slovakian studio named 3D People, Kult is set for an early Q2-2004 release. Read more for details and screens ...

'Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark' Release Date Set

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 6:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On the official Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark forum @ Bioware, Robin Mayne MALE Web Developer posted up following information:

NWN: Hordes of the Underdark will be in stores Dec 2 and includes 6 new Prestige Classes! For those who desire power over undead, the pale master draws on a font of special lore that provides a macabre power all its own.

'Black & White 2' Developer Chat On Monday!

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 6:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

If you are interested in having a Dev Chat Session with the team working on Black & White 2, this is your chance! This Monday (24th November 2003) #bwgame channel on Quakenet will host its first chat... Read more for details!